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Ilocos Norte’s MSMEs receive livelihood aid from DSWD

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed assistance to a little less than 300 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Laoag City and in the municipalities of Bacarra, Dingras and San Nicolas.

Through a partnership with respective local government units, the DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood program benefitted 289 local enterprises by providing P9,000 to P15,000, depending on their proposed venture.

Provincial social welfare and development office Lilian Rin said on Thursday, November 24, that this program is part of the DSWD’s goal of assisting low-income individuals and families whose livelihoods have been severely affected by the recent typhoon and earthquake.

She noted that the aid was a personal request of Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc to Social Welfare Secretary Erwin Tulfo. “Through our governor, we were able to receive less than P3 million livelihood grant from the DSWD.”